Women

The purpose of this Resource page is to provide access to key resources on women, and related challenges of religion and state in Israel.

If you come across relevant articles, op eds, scholarly papers; audios, videos, etc. in Hebrew and/or English that you think may be helpful to our members or our wider readership, please let us know so we can look them over.

[button href=”http://rrfei.org/resources/western-wall/august-31-2017-supreme-court-instructs-state-reconsider-freeze-western-wall-agreement/” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Articles on Supreme Court ordering State to reconsider the “Freeze”[/button] – In the decision handed down by the Supreme Court on August 31, 2017, the State of Israel was told it must “inform the court by September 14, 2017 whether it is willing to reconsider the implementation of the Western Wall framework decision, which was ‘frozen’ in a government decision on June 25, 2017.”
 
[button href=”http://rrfei.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Im-a-female-rabbi-I-simply-dont-exist-_-Janet-Madden-_-The-Blogs-_-The-Times-of-Israel.pdf” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Article: ‘Female rabbis don’t exist’ by Rabbi Janet Madden[/button] – Times of Israel, July 2017, Every rabbi blacklisted by the Chief Rabbinate (regardless of denomination) is male. Female rabbis do not merit being blacklisted
 
[button href=”http://rrfei.org/resources/marriage-divorce/rrfei-4-views-on-agunot/” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Agunot – 6 prominent views[/button] – This special series of articles features an original work by Orthodox Rabbi Michael Chernick, Professor Emeritus of Rabbinic Literature at HUC-JIR, New York, with responses from Rabbis Elliot Dorff, Sara Hurwitz, Daniel Siegel, Mark Washofsky, and Deborah Waxman.
 
[button href=”http://rrfei.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Women-to-get-greater-representation-on-local-religious-councils-says-AG.pdf” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Article: ‘Women get greater representation on religious councils'[/button] – Jerusalem Post, August 2016, according to statistics provided by Hiddush, there are 49 women serving on 40 of the total 132 religious councils in the country, representing just under 17 percent of all council members.
 
[button href=”http://rrfei.org/resources/content/supreme-court-ruling-on-mikvaot-2016/” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Supreme Court ruling on mikvaot, 2016[/button] – On February 11, 2016, Supreme Court Justice Rubinstein accepted stated that the fact that non-Orthodox conversions have still not been incorporated into the State Conversion System does not justify that non-Orthodox converts and Batei Din are denied entry into State-funded Mikva’ot.
 
[button href=”http://rrfei.org/resources/western-wall/western-wall-compromise-multiple-views/” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Western Wall (Kotel) Agreement[/button] – Click here for resources pertaining to the 2016 Western Wall compromise between the Israeli government, the Reform and Conservative movements, and the Women of the Wall.
 
[button href=”http://rrfei.org/resources/womens-status/womens-religious-leadership/” target=”” css_classes=”e.g. button_hilite button_pale sm_button”]Women’s religious leadership[/button] – Click here for a list of resources on the matter of women’s religious leadership and on the matter of women rabbis in particular

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